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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 472

A.D. 1199. THE POPE CITES THE AECHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY. 471 senee, has asserted that the church of Saint David's was formerly metropolitan, and has personally demanded restitution to be made by us of the said dignity. When, however, watching over the interests of his said application, he had made a long stay at our court, you, brother archbishop, in his presence, rising to oppose him, did, in our presence, make complaint . against him, that he had withdrawn the obedience due to you as the chief metropolitan, and had shown himself disobedient and rebellious towards you, inasmuch as he had been consecrated by your predecessor, as being chief metropolitan, and had, both personally and in writing, made profession to the church of Canterbury, and had afterwards, like the other suffragans, shown obedience" to you in many matters, and waited upon you. On this, he could not deny the fact of consecration, but utterly denied that he had made the profession, and had shown obedience; hearing which, you publicly produced two witnesses, who gave testimony that in their seeing and hearing, after his consecration, both in words and writing, he had made profession to the see of Canterbury. Accordingly, after hearing the reasons of both parties, and diligently weighing the same, and having carefully examined your witnesses, with the general sanction of our brethren, we received their depositions upon oath, and, justice so dictating, commanded that the said bishop should show to you, as chief metropolitan, all obedience and respect." Wherefore, inasmuch as it is our wish to preserve for each church, and for ecclesiastical personages, their own dignities and what is their respective due, we have named a day for you and for him, the Feast of Saint Luke iu the year nexf ensuing, upon which, in the presence of all the parties, we may learn the truth as to the dignity of the church of Saint David's and its liberties; and we will then decree relative thereto, by the Lord's help, what shall be found to be conformable with justice. Given at Meaux, on the third day before the calends of July." Now this letter, the before-named Master Giraldus found in the register of pope Eugenius : and accordingly, on these grounds, and at the instance of the said Giraldus, who publicly asserted the rights of his church in the court of Home, pope Innocent, by his letters, cited Hubert, archbishop of Canterbury, as to the state of the church of Saint David's and the metropolitan dignity ; which letters the said Giraldus also caused to be entered in the register of that pope, as a perpetual testimony of

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